Last Thursday was an altogether fun night at Gosh Yarn It! Two lovely representatives from Cascade Yarns, Erlinda and Shannon, brought a great many yarns to sample or "taste". They also brought knitted sample projects, patterns and even some wine.
I sat near this corner of the table, because I most wanted to sample the Rustic. I plan to use it to make a Swirl Jacket from the book Knit, Swirl! by Sandra McIver. My favorite pattern in the book is Shades of Grey in Rustic, color #12, black, with accents of color #01, deep red.
Here is my swatch, in the welt pattern, for the Shades of Grey jacket. It is basically 5 rows of stockinette alternated with 5 rows of reverse stockinette. I really do like it! I used size 6 needles for this swatch.
I also sampled the Ultra Pima Cotton: size 4 needles and the "Dew Drop" pattern from Barbara G Walker's A Treasury of Knitting Patterns.
But I was thinking that the best part of the evening was "fellowship''. I am not sure if that is exactly the right word. But almost all of the regular Thursday night "Stitch and Spin" folks were there. As were many others whom I get to see less often. It was so great to see everyone!!! And the wine was good, too!
Thanks Jill and Ann and Shannon and Erlinda!